Part of speech: noun

A covering.

Part of speech: verb

To spread something over the surface of; overcast; cloud.

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Usage examples "overlay":

  1. Two thin teeth, like those of a rat, overlay the shrivelled lower lip. - "Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  2. Or to use a better measure, she exceeds in population one of the states that would overlay all New England. - "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
  3. According to Madame de Bourboulon, Siberia is more civilized than old Russia; so true is it that it is easier to overlay a new country with civilization than to rejuvenate an old one. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.